LIFE magazine was founded by Henry Luce in 1936 and chronicled every aspect of the human condition through the end of the 20th century.
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was one of the early Life photographers
and among the most esteemed photographers of our time. He was also
an acclaimed poet, filmmaker and composer who published several
books with Bulfinch, including the acclaimed Half Past Autumn
(1997). John Loengard is a veteran LIFE photographer and a
chronicler of LIFE's illustrious history. He received the Henry
Luce Lifetime Achievement Award for 2004 from Time, Inc.
A Good Morning America Best Coffee Table Book of the Season,
Charles Gibson Selection, 2004
I cannot recommend the LIFE collection highly enough. It intrigues and stimulates more than the sea of data that sweeps through our lives each day.--The Guardian
Images such as one of the Beatles cavorting in a swimming pool are instantly recognizable, but less well-known photos, such as a 1952 shot of a roller-skating horse, are equally charming.--BusinessWeek
The Great LIFE Photographers... depicts the evolution of photography from the early 1940s until the end of the 20th century. [It] is 600 pages from start to finish and will captivate and inspire any type of photographer.--TakeGreatPictures.com
A great gift.--The Art Quarterly
The Great LIFE Photographers features pictures by more than 200 of the century's best photojournalists on staff at the magazine throughout its history. But lesser-known works still retain enormous storytelling power decades later, attesting to the skill and artistry of photographers who placed themselves mere feet from the action to frame the shot.--BookPage